Lorde is a New Zealander who makes music and is best known for her studio album “Melodrama.” She was interested in music from a young age and launched her career quickly. She signed with Universal Music Group while she was just starting out in adolescence and later collaborated with songwriter and record producer Joel Little. The Love Club EP, Lorde’s debut EP, was released when she was 16 years old. Her debut track, “Royals,” which was published, became a global hit and was featured in numerous charts. Lorde became the newest solo singer since 1987 to have a #1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a result. She is a very gifted and adaptable singer who enjoys experimenting with many musical styles. Along with art pop, Lorde’s music also incorporates other subgenres including indietronica and dream pop. In terms of recognition, she has so far won eleven New Zealand Music Awards, two Brit Awards, and two Grammy Awards. The New Zealander was listed among the “Most Influential Teenagers in the World” by Time in 2013.
Career of Lorde
Lorde obtained a contract with Universal Music Group in 2009, which launched her singing career (UMG). She performed live at various venues the next year with her musician friend Louis McDonald. Frances Dickinson was employed by UMG in 2011 to instruct her in singing. Lorde also started writing music at this period. She worked on an EP with Joel Little around the end of 2011. Soon after, she self-released The Love Club EP, her debut EP. From this EP, the single “Royals” went on to become one of her biggest hits.
Lorde released her first studio album, titled “Pure Heroine,” in September 2013. The singles from this album were included “Team, Tennis Court, No Better, and Glory and Gore are some examples. The album was a huge success and reached the top of the charts in Australia and New Zealand. On the US Billboard 200, it reached its highest point at No. 3.
The New Zealander agreed to a contract with Songs Music Publishing in November 2013. The following few months were devoted to her playing at various places all around the world on tour. She released the song “Yellow Flicker Beat” in September 2014 for the film “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” soundtrack album. Then, on March 2, 2017, Lorde revealed that her second debut album’s working title would be “Melodrama.” She released the album’s lead song, “Liability,” on March 9. The album was subsequently released on June 16, 2017.
Disputes and scandals
Following a campaign by Palestinian activists in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, Lorde postponed her concert in Israel in December 2017. This internet campaign included an open letter from Jewish and Palestinian New Zealanders Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab pleading with Lorde to postpone her tour due to the repressive actions of the Israeli government. Lorde thanked her fans and followers for enlightening her about Israel-Palestine in a statement posted on her Twitter account after she announced the cancellation of her tour.
Many Palestinian activists and allies hailed Lorde’s decision to cancel her visit of Israel. Her actions, however, drew criticism from certain pro-Israel activists. Itzhak Gerbeg, the Israeli ambassador to New Zealand, and Miri Regev, the minister of culture and sports in Israel, both released comments pleading with the singer to change her mind.
In the “Washington Post,” American rabbi Shmuley Boteach ran a full-page advertisement with the headline “Lord and New Zealand neglect Syria to attack Israel.” even referred to her as “bigot”. Several artists, directors, musicians, and writers, including John Cusack, Roger Waters, Angela Davis, and Mark Ruffalo, published a joint statement in “The Guardian” defending the position taken by the New Zealand singer in reaction to Boteach’s billboard.
Individual Life of Lorde
Sonja Yelich and Vic O’Connor welcomed Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor into the world on November 7, 1996 in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. Her father is a civil engineer, while her mother is a poet. She has a brother named Angelo, two sisters named Jerry and India, and two sisters. She attended Vauxhall School before transferring to Belmont Intermediate School to continue her education. Lorde studied at Takapuna Grammar School from 2010 to 2013 while pursuing her musical career.
Regarding the New Zealander artist’s romantic history, James Lowe is reportedly her boyfriend.
Net Worth of Lorde
Lorde has a net worth of $16 million. She is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter from New Zealand. At the age of 13, Lorde got a contract with Universal Music Group in 2009, and in September 2013, she released her debut studio album, “Pure Heroine.” The song “Royals” from her debut EP, “The Love Club EP,” was a New Zealand success that also topped the Billboard Hot 100 list in the United States and amassed more than 10 million sales, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. On the “100 Greatest Songs of the Century – So Far” list published by “Rolling Stone” magazine in 2018, “Royals” was rated at number nine.